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Author Topic:   Is science a religion?
anglagard
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Message 82 of 295 (309581)
05-06-2006 3:21 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by subbie
02-26-2006 5:44 PM


Please Provide Examples
Is there any compelling reason to exclude the supernatural from the scope of scientific inquiry?
Perhaps for the sake of moving the discussion forward, you could provide us with examples of what you consider the supernatural, then we could say whether or not science has examined such an example, or excluded it a priori. Also such examples may be able to show if a given inquiry is considered beyond the realm of science.
{ABE} Upon rereading the thread, I see that you have done that previously in post 9 and 24. I was wondering if anyone out there could provide some other examples besides UFOs, psi powers, ghosts, channeling, OBEs and near death experiences, all of which I believe have been examined and found wanting. Does anyone have examples of inquiries that have not been examined but that they feel should be examined by science?
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anglagard
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From: Socorro, New Mexico USA
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Message 83 of 295 (309584)
05-06-2006 4:25 AM
Reply to: Message 81 by 2ice_baked_taters
05-06-2006 2:01 AM


Re: a late reply
There are a number of people here who have either said directly or given the definate impression that they believe anything is testable and completely understandable through science and that science will eventually be able to define everything.
I have read through this thread now for the third time and most of what I see is responses indicating the supernatural is, by definition, untestable, and therefore can not be explained by science. What number of people? examples? Please support your assertion with evidence.
This is a religous point of view.
Assertions of fact not backed by evidence are more commonly associated with a religious rather than scientific point of view.
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anglagard
Member (Idle past 954 days)
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From: Socorro, New Mexico USA
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Message 84 of 295 (309586)
05-06-2006 4:44 AM
Reply to: Message 81 by 2ice_baked_taters
05-06-2006 2:01 AM


Re: a late reply
To all,
There is already a thread for discussing 2ice_baked_taters ideas about force in science: Do we affect the" physical " indepentent of the laws of physics. Please discuss this topic there.
--Admin
Force is in sorry need of redefinement in science. Perhaps we should consider the merit of other meanings of the word.
F=ma works fine for physics, perhaps you are confusing scientists with dictionary editors.
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